SQ police officer fired for dangerous driving & assault - 5 years later

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SQ police officer fired for dangerous driving & assault - 5 years later

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[url=http://montrealgazette.com/news/local-news/surete-du-quebec-officer-fire...ûreté du Québec officer fired for road rage[/url]

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A police officer with the Sûreté du Québec of 24 years was dismissed a few days ago because of his aggressive behaviour towards a driver in September 2011 when he was on the job.

Patrick Delsame was found guilty of a criminal charge of reckless driving and various offences under the code of ethics of Quebec police officers.

Driving a police van on Highway 132 in St-Lambert, Patrick Delsame, becoming impatient, tailgated the car in front of him at high speed, undertaking dangerous maneuvers before striking the vehicle, which hit a concrete wall.

The driver, a 17-year-old, was injured and his car was destroyed. The police officer then reportedly lashed out and assaulted the driver. Some scenes were seen by witnesses.

This police thug continued to collect his salary for another 5 years. He paid a $2,000 fine after pleading guilty to dangerous driving in 2013. He was never charged with assault.

A civilian employee, acting this way on the job, would have been fired within days, and would have earned jail time at least for these offences.

Still, one should be grateful that he didn't receive a promotion and commendation.